CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5960X vs 4960X among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 5960X

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Intel Core i7 5960X

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 5960X Extreme Edition vs the 4960X Extreme Edition.

Front view of Intel Core i7 4960X

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Intel Core i7 4960X

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5960X vs 4960X

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5960X
4,120,000 MB/s
Core i7 4960X
2,560,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5960X  vs
4960X 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Octa core Hexa core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 140W 130W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 7.2 pt/W 7.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 105.63W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 0 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
Clock speed 0 MHz 2,500 MHz

details

Core i7 5960X  vs
4960X 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 12
L3 cache 20 MB 15 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.45 GHz 4.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz 4.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.45 GHz 4.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 59,733.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 65,536 MB
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Comments

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Dude, CPUBoss shouldn't be trusted.....5960X supports DDR4 not DDR.......
5960x only supports DDR.. Alright then..
http://ark.intel.com/products/75251/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E7-4890-v2-37_5M-Cache-2_80-GHz Pretty good imo.
If this is 7.9, what is 10??
oh my...
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